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My creative process in 7 words

I promised you a few words on my creative process last week. So, here they are: Show up. Move words around. Take risks. That’s 7 words. Leigh Chambers, who wrote about her creative process here and passed the baton to … Continue reading

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Dyspathy, curiosity, and Pandora’s box

What is the opposite of empathy? At first, I thought of apathy, simply not caring. However, Lynne Cameron’s research introduced me to the concept of dyspathy. She notes that ‘dyspathy is anything that stops empathy.’ I find this a more … Continue reading

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Slipping in under the wire

I’m spending January, February, and half of March trying to make friends with Mr. Mahler’s symphony number 3. It is one of those prickly personalities that are difficult at first, but I’m certain will be worth knowing in the long … Continue reading

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December 2 – A Potpourri of Prompts

For today, a potpourri of prompts, like a basket of baubles.  Take one and hold it up to the light.  Take many and string them together like a paper chain.  Take a few and join them together with sticky tape … Continue reading

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Growing Wings

September is about to go the way of August, July, June, and the rest of them.  How is it that the days pass so quickly?  Leaves are changing, the air breathes coolness into each day, another school year has begun. … Continue reading

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With the wind and the rain

It gets dry here quickly when the sun finally shines.  It has been at least ten days without rain, probably longer, but the weather reports are forecasts, not hindcasts, and I’ve lost count in the dazzle of sunshine.  The grass … Continue reading

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The Discipline of Doing

I’ve always been more successful with the discipline of doing than the discipline of restraint. If the challenge is to write every day, prepare for a marathon, climb a mountain, or learn difficult music, then I can do it.  I … Continue reading

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